Fabian Treiber: Sunrise Doesn’t Last All Morning | Justin Yoon: Lunch at Sunset

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Jul 09, 5 PM - 7 PM — ends Aug 20, 2022
Fabian Treiber is an artist dedicated to questioning perceptions of reality through depictions of interior and exterior spaces. He makes decisions about the compositions formally, rather than narratively and in so doing produces an effect that is at once constructive and dissolving, as Treiber describes, the works “seem not quite right, but are just right.” The windows and doorways provide glimpses of landscapes and morning skies, while the staircases and halls expand the pictures, giving the cinematic suggestion of a camera panning across the room. This sense of movement and elongation is heightened in Treiber’s multi-panels paintings.

Through ongoing episodic depictions of three queer, Asian heroes—‘Marge the Space Queen,’ ‘Blue Dream,’ and’ Fivepound’z,’ the Shih Tzu, Justin Yoon’s neon idols satirize and invert staged depictions of heteronormativity in popular media. He is interested in exploring a queerness not tied to sex, rather the trio shares a platonic intimacy through his high camp capture of scenes from ordinary life. Whether they are viewing television, going out to dinner, or taking in the sunset, each painting suggests a cohesive, but never-ending narrative like a tv sitcom. There is a tongue-in-cheek irony to these characters and their ‘costuming,’ Blue Dream always appears oiled up in tiny briefs like a go-go dancer and Marge wears a gown regardless of the occasion.